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Today in Gardening Saturdays: tips for planting a tree, fruit trees in your garden, trees inside your house and tree houses for big and small people.

Arbor Day: 5 Things to Consider When Planting A Tree

Arbor Day: 5 Things to Consider When Planting A Tree

Arbor Day: 5 Things to Consider When Planting A Tree

In America they have what I believe to be a great celebration: Arbor Day. It varies from place to place but it usually takes place in April. Arbor Day (from the Latin arbor, meaning tree) is a holiday in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant and care for trees. This holiday doesn’t take place in Ireland but it seems to have spread from America to many other countries like Canada, Belgium, Germany, etc.

The article goes about the celebration and it gives tips about planting the tree. Things like where you are going to plant it, considering the growth of tree and how it will affect its surroundings, safety and aesthetical considerations, etc.

If you are thinking to do your best for the environment or maybe you just want to follow José Martí advice, the hero of Cuban independence, and do the things every man needs to do before it dies (“Plant a tree, write a book and have a child”) you might want to read this article.

Crazy for Fruit Trees

Crazy for Fruit Trees

Crazy for Fruit Trees

And from planting a tree to having an orchard. Or maybe not. If you are planning to plant a tree why not consider a fruit tree? They produce gorgeous blossoms, foliage for shade on a summer day, tasty fruit and usually great fall color. In my opinion that sounds great. And it takes the same amount care to have a normal tree as a fruit one.

You can also be sure that no matter what kind of climate you have you are going to be able to grow something. If you can’t grow a banana producing palm maybe an apple or citrus tree might be on the list. And because this practice is becoming more common new dwarf varieties are being developed so you can one of them no matter how small your garden or back yard is.

Jump to the article to learn more about this.

Rooting for Indoor Trees

Rooting for Indoor Trees

Rooting for Indoor Trees

And of course if you go for a dwarf variety of tree, why not take it inside? Lots of people have indoor plants but very few have indoor trees. In most cases is just simply that people don’t visualize trees indoors. But the truth is that you can have indoors and they will make your space unique. Also if you don’t have a garden but want to have a little bit of nature in your house you shouldn’t feel restricted by the lack of space.

Dwarf tree varieties are one of the options you have either fruit ones or non-fruit bearing. You can also go for specific indoor trees such as ficus. 

The article goes through the subject in detail showing plenty of photos to help you visualize whether it might be something you’d like in your house.

9 Incredible Treehouses

9 Incredible Treehouses

9 Incredible Treehouses

And finally tree houses. Both children and adults enjoy tree houses. They are fun places to play in your yard, they provide that little bit of privacy and sanctuary everyone, they remind us those battles taking place in our imagination when children, etc.

Whatever the reasons you might want a tree house in your garden the first place to start is looking for inspiration for that special place. And this article brings you 9 tree houses for you to get inspired and see what you can do. From simple structures to more complicated ones you have a little bit of everything and you have lots of photos to feast your eyes.

What do you think about today’s articles? Let us know in the comments.


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